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North Carolina Genera Statutes § 7B-301 provides that any person or institution that has cause to suspect child abuse or neglect (including sexual abuse) is required to make a report to authorities. All persons who have cause to suspect that any juvenile is abused, neglected, or dependent, or has died as the result of maltreatment, is also required to make a report.
Reports must be made within 24 hours. Failure to report is a misdemeanor.
North Carolina Gen. Stat. § 7B-101 provides that the term ‘abused juvenile’ includes any child younger than age 18 whose parent, guardian, custodian, or caregiver commits, permits, or encourages the commission of a violation of the following laws regarding sexual offenses by, with, or upon the child:
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